September 2013 Moms

overweight before BFP

Based on my pre pregnancy weight I was considered overweight by a few pounds. I don't know how much emphasis to put on it though since I had gained weight from the baby we lost and shortly after got a BFP with this LO.

My questions is if you're considered overweight did your doctor recommend a different calorie intake vs a "normal" weighted person? I've read that its normal to intake 300 more calories a day while pregnant, but I'm not sure how it works for an overweight situation.

 Yes, I will talk to my doctor at my next appointment, but it will be a few more weeks until then. TIA

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Re: overweight before BFP

  • With both DS and this one I was given a sheet (all patients are, they didn't single me out) with recommended weight gain for each BMI range.   I was overweight with DS and normal weight this time and didn't get a specific weight gain speech

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  • I am overweight and my doctor has not mentioned one thing about my weight or proposed any weight gain schedule.
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  • I wasn't given a calorie count, but told to try not to gain 30-40 pounds. And that was before I even got pregnant, when I asked my OB about my weight affecting pregnancy. So far this time I've gained zero.

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    My doctor just told me to gain 15-25 lbs.  I'm a size 12, but on the BMI scale I am considered "obese" because I'm about 40 lbs over what the BMI says I should be, but I am quite curvy and always have been.

    Even so, my doctor hasn't said any

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  • I am overweight too. My doctor hasn't gone into detail of how I should eat, but only says to eat as healthy as possible and exercise whenever I can. We haven't discussed the 300 calorie increase, but I might bring it up at my next appointment. The only th
  • to repeat a lot of what was said I was told to stay in the 10-20lb gain for the whole pregnancy.

    I just try to eat healthy and work out when I can. I've only gained 3lbs so far where at this time with DS I had gained like 15 :( haha

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  • I'm overweight. My dr has never said a word to me about my weight except for once last pg. but that was because I lost 7 lbs between 35 and 36 weeks!

    Basically, I eat when I'm hungry, and eat till I'm full, and I don't over do the candy and
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  • I was considered overweight according to BMI as well, but barely. I was told I should aim for 20 to 25 lbs. I think that is the recommended gain for normal to start. I would think if you were pushing closer to the obese side they would recommend someth
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  • Calorie counting isn't the best way to make sure you are eating healthy, nor is putting a number to weight gain in pregnancy. Every woman's body type, metabolism, and baby's caloric needs are very different, the number that may be healthy for one mom may
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    I was considered overweight according to BMI as well, but barely. I was told I should aim for 20 to 25 lbs. I
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